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Check Six: 1969 NCO Academy Graduation – 49 years ago

February 26, 2018

Air Force Brig. Gen. I.G. Brown presents the NCO academy diploma to Tech. Sgt. G.M. Matsuguma, Class 69-D, from Hawaii during the graduation ceremony on McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in East Tennessee. General Brown established the Air Guard’s NCO academy in his name and retired in 1974 after achieving the rank of Major General and serving as the 1st Director of the Air Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard file photo)

Guy Matsuguma worked in the F-102 Delta Daggar simulator section with Richard K. Kudo and shop chief, Benjamin Goo. The Air Guard’s NCO Academy began in 1968 at McGhee Tyson ANGB in Marysville, Tennessee. Guy was among the first Hawaii Air National Guardmembers to attend this in-residence.

During his off-duty hours, Guy was a volunteer who taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). His family had a history of heart ailments. Unfortunately, Guy passed away on January 1, 1976 of a heart attack. He was 38 years old.

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